On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings. In his new book, "The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan," he writes about the military’s top decision makers, their mistrust of President Obama, and the close relationship between the military and journalists. The Pentagon has 27,000 people working on public relations. Who's going beyond the spin? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Michael Hastings, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine
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